Hello. We are traveling to Italy in May 2014. Our original plan was to fly into Milan and stay with a friend for three nights, head to San Gimignano for a night and then fly out of Pisa to Paris for a short time and then to Barcelona for a short time. Our plans in Milan have recently fallen through and we are trying to decide what to do with the first three days of our trip. We are thinking of spending one night in Milan since we will already be there but we are not set on that. Some have suggested Lake Como, Cinque Terre, or Lugano, Switzerland. Which of these would you recommend for 2-3 nights? Or do you have any other locations that you would recommend? It is just my husband and I. We are in our late 20s celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary. Just a little bit about us to help guide your advice: we are interested in sight seeing, trying new foods, wine/beer, light shopping, we enjoy the water/beaches & all activities that surround that. We are not huge museum buffs and we are not really hikers (we are young and in-shape and would enjoy a hike for the beauty of the surroundings but we are not looking for the most adventurous and exhausting hike we can find). We hear great things about Cinque Terre but when I look for things to do there it seems to all revolve around hiking. Do you think we could still enjoy this town? (Don’t get me wrong.. we aren’t against hiking, we are just into more relaxing activities while on vacation.. so I guess my question is- is Cinque Terre full of relaxing hikes for beautiful sight-seeing or strenuous hikes for adventure-seekers?) Let me know your thoughts. I really enjoyed your blog and photos! Thanks!
Hi Melissa, thanks for liking delightfullyitaly.com, and congratulations for your wedding anniversary!